April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a time for us to raise awareness and commit to action to prevent sexual assault and violence in our campus community. Sexual violence is a public health issue that requires community prevention and response.  We are grateful to the numerous campus partners who've collaborated to develop this year's slate of SAAM Programs. 

The calendar will be updated as more details finalized, so do check back throughout the month.

SAAM Program Calendar 2022

 

Virtual SAAM Day of Action; Featuring Sahana Prasad, AM, LLMSW 
  • Tuesday, April 5th; 4-5pm
  • Online via Zoom; Register at https://beav.es/wEX
  • Join us for an open conversation on survivor advocacy and interpersonal violence prevention with Sahana Prasad for the 2022 SAAM Day of Action. Sahana  (she/her) is an identity-informed trauma therapist whose clinical practice has focused on supporting survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence through the various stages of their healing journeys. In addition to sexual trauma therapy, Sahana has expertise supporting adults and adolescents who are coping with depression, anxiety, the stress/trauma of marginalization (e.g. racism, transphobia, fatphobia), and abortion; Sahana also works from an anti-diet framework. Sahana has also spent a significant portion of her career working in the fields of survivor advocacy and interpersonal violence prevention. Sahana primarily utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and also integrates aspects of mindful self-compassion, Internal Family Systems, and various somatic approaches.
  • Co-Hosted by: The Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Women's Center
Got Consent? A SAFER Community for Everyone
  • Thursday, April 7th; 6-7pm
  • Memorial Union 215
  • Join the Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER) for an introductory meeting for members to learn about SAFER and get to know each other over dinner.
  • Coordinated by OSU SAFER
Coffee & Consent
  • Wednesday, April 13th; 11am-1pm
  • Pride Center
  • Coffee & Consent is here! If you’re interested in grabbing some yummy snacks and drinks while also talking about consent, this is the event for you! Students and community members are welcome to stop by for as long as they’d like and relax/chat with us.
  • Coordinated by the Prevention and Wellness Team & the Pride Center
Community Naming Project 
  • Submissions Due: Tuesday, April 19th
  • Thanks to fantastic community engagement the Interpersonal & Gender-Based Violence Prevention team and the Survivor Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC) are coming together as one department! This brand new team will provide survivor advocacy, coordinate campus-wide prevention and sexual health promotion efforts.  It is the priority of this new team that the OSU community sees itself represented in this work. With this in mind, we are asking for the community to name this new department! You can submit your ideas here: https://beav.es/wrZ
  • Coordinated by IPV Prevention & the Survivor Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC)
Coffee & Consent
  • Thursday, April 21st; 11am-1pm
  • Centro Cultural César Chávez
  • Coffee & Consent is here! If you’re interested in grabbing some yummy snacks and drinks while also talking about consent, this is the event for you! Students and community members are welcome to stop by for as long as they’d like and relax/chat with us.
  • Coordinated by the Prevention and Wellness Team & the Centro Cultural César Chávez
Change Politics, Not Consent: Reforming OSU Policy Together
  • Thursday, April 21st; 6-7pm
  • Memorial Union 211
  • Join Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER) for a dialogue about policy reform.  Dinner provided.
  • Coordinated by OSU SAFER
Violence Prevention Sticker Design 
Anti-Oppression in Sexual Violence & Prevention Zine
  • Submissions due: Sunday, April 24th
  • Contribute here:https://bit.ly/antioppressionzine
  • For your submission you're invited to consider the following prompts:
    • What does anti-oppression in sexual violence prevention and survivor support look like to you? 
    • Actions we can take as individuals on our own to advance anti-oppression in sexual violence prevention and/or survivor support.
    • Actions we can take in community with our friends, family, colleagues, and peers to advance anti-oppression in sexual violence prevention and/or survivor support.
    • Actions we can take to shift policy in a larger-scale, sustainable way to advance anti-oppression in sexual violence prevention and/or survivor support.
  • Coordinated by: The Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Women's Center
SAAM Pennant Flag Crafting
Denim Day Resource Fair
  • Wednesday, April 27th; 11am-3pm
  • Library Quad
  • Stop by the Library Quad to learn about and connect with campus and community based resources. Learn more about Denim Day here
  • Coordinated by the Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center in collaboration with campus partners.
Take Back the Night Survivor Share Out: Affirming, Supporting, Healing 
  • Wednesday, April 27th; 7-9pm
  • MU Lounge
  • Take Back the Night (TBTN) is a survivor-centered event that honors all who are impacted by sexual and interpersonal violence and is an opportunity for our community to proclaim that everyone has the right to live free from violence.  Join us on Wednesday 27th, from 7-9 pm to shatter the silence, affirm survivors, and inspire action.
  • Note: There will be an exception made to the responsible employee requirement of Oregon Stage University for this event regarding any disclosure of sexual assault. Confidential CAPS counselors and SARC advocates on site to provide support and connection to resources.
  • Coordinated by The Survivor Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC), Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) & Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center
Coffee & Consent
  • Thursday, April 28th;1-3pm
  • Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws
  • Coffee & Consent is here! If you’re interested in grabbing some yummy snacks and drinks while also talking about consent, this is the event for you! Students and community members are welcome to stop by for as long as they’d like and relax/chat with us.
  • Coordinated by the Prevention and Wellness Team & Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws
MMIW Red Dress Display
  • Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th
  • Forest near Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws
  • Coordinated by  Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws
MMIW Speaker: Kola Shippentower
You've Gotta Nourish to Flourish: Trauma-Centered Yoga w/Jocelyn Kerr
  • Thursday May 5th; 6-7pm
  • Memorial Union 109
  • Join the Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER) for an evening of trauma-centered yoga with Joceyln Kerr.  Dinner Provided.
  • Coordinated by OSU SAFER
Fighting for Consent: Self-Defense Training
  • Thursday May 5th; 6-7pm
  • Memorial Union 109
  • Join the Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER) for an a self-defense workshop.  Dinner Provided.
  • Coordinated by OSU SAFER
Healing Resource Guide for and by BIPOC Survivors/Encuesta de Guía curativos para sobrevivientes de color
  • All Month
  • Student staff at el Centro Cultural César Chávez and Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws are creating a healing resource guide for and by survivors of sexual/interpersonal violence who are also Black, Indigenous, Pacific Islander, Latinx, Asian, or people of color broadly. They invite survivors to contribute any resources they've used throughout their healing process, whether that be art, music, podcasts, quotes, etc., including any art or music they've created. Additionally, survivors can share any wisdom, words, etc. they would like other survivors to receive as well. This resource guide will be made available in English & Spanish, and other languages if requested.
  • Submit contributions here
  • Coordinated by Centro Cultural César Chávez & Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws